Man charged in woman’s death

A man in his 30s was arrested and charged with murder on Tuesday after a woman was found dead in a car on County Road RV33 at Feiring on the eastern shore of Lake Mjøsa. The man was arrested at the scene early Tuesday morning, after the car had run off the road.

Police, who had received a report of an accident at the scene, were careful about releasing more information, claiming they were in an early phase of their investigation. Prosecutor Andreas Christiansen of the Øst Police District said the woman sustained injuries that suggest she was struck with a blunt instrument. The chain of events around her death remained unclear.

The victim had not been identified as of Tuesday afternoon and police said it was too early to describe the relation between her and the man arrested. He was also apparently injured and taken to hospital. There were also reports in local newspaper Toten Blad that a person had been shot.

Police needed to close a lengthy portion of the RV33 highway north of Eidsvoll and Minnesund that continues up to Kapp and Gjøvik. “This is a busy road with quite a bit of traffic, and it’s difficult to turn around,” police operations leader Anders Bru said. “Therefore we have cordoned off a large area, so we also can investigate this case as well as possible.”

Police were asking for help from any witnesses who may have seen a silver-grey Ford Focus stationwagon on RV33 between 3am and 6am Tuesday. They’re asked to call police at 459 74 768.

newsinenglish.no staff